Traffic and parking campaign continues
After four weeks of active campaigning on traffic and parking issues in the lead-up to the elections, members and supporters of Bristol and St Andrews Traffic and Parking Group (BOSA) say they warmly welcome all newly elected councillors in local wards.
The group took their fight about unregulated parking in Bishopston, St Andrews and Ashley Down to their streets during the election campaign, with highly visible protests about the blocking of pavements by inconsiderate drivers and the lack of regulation and enforcement of local parking regulations.
This has been an issue locally for years as there is a high volume of cars parked on narrow streets. Children walking to school, parents pushing buggies and elderly, vulnerable people are often forced to walk in the road due to obstructive parking on pavements and corners of roads.
A spokesperson for BOSA said: “We look forward to hearing in due course who the new cabinet member for transport and connectivity will be and how they will honour and clarify budget and timescales for the assurances made by Cllr [Kye] Dudd [who lost his seat] about a potential Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in St Andrews, junction protection and consultation about an extension to the Redland Residents Parking Zone (RPZ) scheme.
“We remain committed to highlighting the immediate issues of safety and amenity in our area caused by RPZ overspill, lack of regulation, enforcement and pavement parking and will continue to lobby the current administration for more immediate and comprehensive action on this important safety issue.
“We will continue our campaign and look forward to working with our councillors to find a way forward.”
Photograph: Paul Bullivant